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Today's Features

  • Neighbors and friends of White Rock Presbyterian Church are invited to join with members to celebrate Valentine’s Day and enjoy a chalupa supper, during which the new interim  pastor, Rev. Dr. Harry Cole, will be introduced.
    Cole  began his interim ministry with WRPC on Nov. 27 after serving as an interim pastor in about 10 other congregations around the nation.  Most recently, Cole was interim pastor at  Westminster Church of Roswell.
    St. Valentine’s Day is a traditional occasion honoring sweethearts, married couples and all who celebrate the love of Christian fellowship.
    Marriage is a sacrament of the church and  love is a passion of the heart, the symbol of St. Valentine’s Day.  

  • What does Paul mean when he says “pray without ceasing?” and how do you do it in this world? — E.B.

    Paul means we are called to pray ceaselessly. This may seem unreasonable to some but it is nevertheless what we are called to do. Christ calls us to love God with all our soul, all our heart, all our mind and all our strength.
    This implies relationship and personal communication. Prayer is simply ongoing relationship with God, communion with him.
    If we love God with all our being, we will necessarily strive to pray without ceasing. In other words, to relate to him ceaselessly.
    Note the word “striving.” We do not end up there all at once.

  • Today
    The Mesa Public Library hosts a Poetry Gathering at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of Mesa Public Library. Ron Smith will talk about the 1940 U.S. Census, which will be released to the public in April 2012. The public is invited.

    Sunday
    A Valentine Benefit Concert featuring pianist Juanita Madland will be at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. The concert will benefit the Los Alamos Arts Council. Tickets are $20 and available at CB Fox Department Store.

    Feb. 13

  • Dance

    Scottish country dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. every Monday at Fuller Lodge. Beginners welcome, no partner or kilt needed. call 662-9785 or 661-8317 for more information.
    Music

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is recruiting singers for the 2011—2012 concert season.

    Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.

  • Art openings

    The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will present a major retrospective spanning 20 years of the self-taught artist Margarete Bagshaw. Opening from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, “Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules” will feature more than 30 paintings, bronze and clay as wall art and multi-colored ceramic vessels that demonstrate the breadth and multi-dimensionality of her work. For more information, call 476-1269 or visit IndianArtsandCulture.org.

  • The Los Alamos Monitor  has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

    1. “Mal and Chad: Food Fight!”
    Stephen McCranie*
    2. “Lost in the Shuffle: the Codependent Reality,” Robert Subby
    3. “Mal and Chad: the Biggest, Bestest Time Ever!” Stephen McCranie*
    4. ““The Making of the Atomic Bomb,”
    Richard Rhodes
    5. “Four Quartets,” T.S. Eliot
    6. “Annotations to T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets,” Ethel Grene
    7. “Death Comes to Pemberley,” P. D. James
    8. “The Paris Wife,” Paula McLain

  • 1. Set Fire to the Rain, Adele

    2. Stronger, Kelly Clarkson

    3. We Found Love, Rihanna
    4. Good Feeling, Flo Rida
    5. Turn Me On, David Guetta

    6. It Will Rain, Bruno Mars

    7. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO
    8. Domino, Jessie J
    9. The One That Got Away, Katy Perry
    10. Rack City, Tyga

  • THIS WEEK ON PAC-8

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, February 10, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (2-07-12)
    03:00 PM Celebration of Aging
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, February 11, 2012
    6:00 AM UCTV

    Sunday, February 12, 2012
    06:00 AM UCTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Santa Fe

    Aztec Café, 317 Aztec St.
    Date inspected: Feb. 1, closing
    Status of establishment: Voluntary closure

    Burger King, 3478 Zafarano
    Date inspected: Feb. 3
    Violations: One high-risk violation for poor personal hygiene — hand sink dirty, obstructed, plugged drain. Corrected. Two moderate-risk violations, one for contaminated equipment — knife was not cleaned and sanitized after use; one for storage — unlabeled plastic bottle in the kitchen.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Burrito Spot, 5741 Airport Road

  • NEW YORK (AP) — Two more autism-friendly performances of Broadway musicals will be offered this spring and fall following the success last year of the first showing of a Broadway show specially altered for those diagnosed with the disorder.
    The Theatre Development Fund, a nonprofit organization focused on providing access to live theater, said Tuesday it plans to offer specially designed matinee showings of “Mary Poppins” on April 29 and “The Lion King” on Sept. 30.
    The move comes after the Fund got enthusiastic feedback from grateful families when it launched a pilot effort in October with an autism-friendly showing of “The Lion King.”